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Address: At the intersection of Juarez and 20 de Noviembre | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of...

One of the largest public plazas in the world, the Zócalo is the heart of Mexico City and is one of the city's most famous attractions.

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Key location with much to see

The zocalo has been the center of life in Mexico City for centuries. It's one of the largest zocalos in the world with the Temple Mayor, the Cathedral, the National Palace with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ajijic, Mexico
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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zocalo has been the center of life in Mexico City for centuries. It's one of the largest zocalos in the world with the Temple Mayor, the Cathedral, the National Palace with the Diego Rivera murals, and lots of restaurants from which to people watch.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you get here, you'd be visiting the national palace and temple mayor anyways. They're basically across the street from each other. Spend half to a full day here between all of them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic place, you must know it. It has many attractions: ruins, cantinas, museums, historic restaurants...do not loss it

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked multiple police, tourist guides on the Zocalo and 2 restaurants about the flag lowering at 6 PM. (The Mexican flag is huge.) None of the answers were consistent. We booked dinner reservations at El Balcon to watch the flag ceremony. Didn't happen. There was a food festival on the Zocalo the day before. Since one tent remained, the ceremony... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well is just a question of time,because when you go to Mexico city center seems like you are a time traveler. Its a place full of history and tradition. Past and present live together and if you see deep inside maybe the future is there too. A visit with a turist guide is mostly recommended to learn more about our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area to walk around and explore. I highly recommend taking the tour of the church bells. You'll get to walk on the roof and see parts of the church no one sees. The view from up top is amazing but it is a bit of a climb on the stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit in general. Church is outstanding especially when a festival is going on. This weekend is a festival which should be interesting, but the set up closed the Government building so we had to miss seeing the wonderful murals of don Rivera. We were able to see his works at the national art museum just down the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful cathedral with magnificent features especially the immense cream coloured marble altar. A visit t the bell towers annd a walk across the roof is impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always something happening here and across the vast open space there's room for lots. I stood beneath the huge Mexico flag slowly undulating in the wind, delighted by the strange movement of the cloth, the sun then shade. Look around at the fine architecture from many eras on four sides, catch a Metro, a pedicab, a taxi and head off... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so bummed when I visited over the Christmas holidays. Catedral Metropolitano was not lit up, nor Palacio Nacional. So 2/4 sides of the Zocalo were sitting in the dark, unlit, no Mexican flag flying. Likewise, one of the largest city squares in the world was overrun by an enormous ice skating rink & ice slide. While there were... More 

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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